Who We Are

Founded in 2008 by the Burleith Citizens Association, the Burleith Community Fund (BCF) strengthens the Burleith community by promoting charitable activities, cultural enrichment, community service, and environmental improvements. Since its formation, the BCF has actively funded diverse projects benefiting the community, including the landscaping of Ellington Field (above), restoration and re-dedication of the Daniel Boone monument, neighborhood walking tours, Burleith's 90th anniversary events, innovative collaborations with resident artists, and, most recently, the restoration of Burleith's historic call boxes.

A powerful catalyst for improving our community, the BCF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN 26-3431078) funded through contributions from individuals and organizations, gifts, and bequests. Contribute to the BCF and make a real difference that will be enjoyed for many years to come.

BCF Board

  • President: Kay Twomey. In addition to her BCF role, Kay is a member at large on the BCA board and has served as vice-president. She is the founding executive director of Mountbatten Associates, a communications and consultancy firm. Kay has years of experience working in healthcare and with large nonprofits and foundations where she oversaw communications, public education, and development initiatives. She shares her time and love of reading with children, helping them build confidence and see their bright possibilities. Kay also enjoys time with family and friends, food, the arts, architecture, travel, and sports.

  • Vice President: Liane Jones. A resident of Burelith for over 10 years, Liane is a member at large on the BCA board and focuses on advertising for the Burleith Bell and Burleith website. With over 25 years in the financial services business, Liane now works at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC as a financial advisor to individual and corporate clients with a specialty in socially responsible investing and retirement planning.

  • Treasurer: Francine Steininger. Francine has been a resident of Burleith for over 15 years and is a graduate of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. In her professional life she has managed international and U.S.-based energy and environment projects working with a wide variety of stakeholders and cultures. Francine also serves as treasurer of the BCA.

  • Secretary: Walter Hillabrant PhD. A resident of Burleith since 1973, Walter has served on the BCA board as vice president, recording secretary, and member at large. He maintains a part-time practice as a clinical psychologist and serves as president of Support Services International, Inc.; managing director of Native American Capital, LLC; and a board member of C4 Recovery Solutions, Inc., where he coordinates the Indigenous Healers Initiative.

  • Director: Edie Cecil. Edie has been a resident of Burleith for over 20 years and has served on the BCA board as treasurer and at-large member since 2012. She spends her professional time as vice president of the Institute of International Education, a global non-profit focused on providing opportunities for higher education worldwide.

How to Apply for Funding

The BCF raises funds to support a variety of initiatives and considers requests to fund activities that will improve and advance Burleith’s interests. The board will review and respond to requests within two weeks. If you have a project to propose, please download the instructions and application form and email the completed application to bcf@burleith.org.

Contact Us

Email bcf@burleith.org.


We value our relationships with our generous supporters and thank them for supporting our programs and events. To make an online donation via credit card (or a PayPal account), click the Donate button below. To donate by check, download the donation form, fill in the required information, and mail to the address on the form. Make checks payable to the Burleith Community Fund.